Aunt Mary’s Banana Bread


There’s a real art to finding good recipes. Some people have the ability to analyze a recipe the moment they see it on paper, and know almost immediately if it’s a keeper, without ever tasting or seeing the finished product.

I don’t know that anyone does this better than my lovely wife – and the following banana bread recipe is one she hunted down in an old, creased and worn cookbook, in the back of my mother-in-law’s cabinet behind all of the newer, bright, colourful, cookbooks which usually grab my attention.

It’s simple. It’s great. And it gets rid of those week old bananas beginning to blacken in the bottom of your fruit bowl.

What more can you ask for, really?



Aunt Mary’s Banana Bread

Adapted from Granny’s Kitchen


1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs and mashed bananas. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture. Fold in nuts (optional).
  3. Pour into greased 9x5x3″ loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour.

One Response to “Aunt Mary’s Banana Bread”

  1. The only thing better than FINDING the perfect recipe is finding someone else to make it for you so you don’t have to! hahah. It was full of deliciousness.